Add the beets, garlic, salt into a HOT fry pan. There is no need for oil because you are trying to braise the beets to keep the flavor.
Turn the heat down to medium, once the beets start to brown add the water until the beets are soft and can push a fork into them - about 20 minutes. The water will evaporate down, chop and add the greens and squeeze the lemon or lime into the dish cover and cook on medium heat until wilted. Serve right away and enjoy.